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U.S. House Price Index Report - 4Q 2011 / December 2011

Published: 2/23/2012
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​​​​Signif​​icant Findings:

  • The seasonally adjusted purchase-only HPI rose in the fourth quarter in 27 states and the District of Columbia.

  • Of the nine Census Divisions, the West South Central Division experienced the strongest prices in the latest quarter, posting a 1.1 percent price increase. Prices were weakest in the Middle Atlantic Division, where prices fell 1.2 percent.

  • As measured with purchase-only indexes for the 25 most populated metropolitan areas in the U.S., four-quarter price declines were greatest in the Chicago-Joliet-Napervile, IL area. That area saw price declines of 9.8 percent between the fourth quarters of 2010 and 2011. Prices held up best in Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI, where prices rose 3.5 percent over that period.​

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